Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] What's in your soup of life?

There are three serious poisons in the soup of life - Anger, Greed and
Ignorance - Angel Kyodo Williams

Angel Kyodo Williams' work is an eye opener! She introduces what some may
call some radical concepts in her work as the founder of the Transformative
Institute. I have been inspired by her philosophy and teachings and have
been keeping an open mind to them over the past couple of months. Her work
to me resonated because she talks about transformation being an inside job!
It starts with me. Living from a heart centered place rather than an ego
centered one.

Today I worked with the awesome rural community group in Brasso Seco, The
drive from town is roughly two hours to the first point and today a driver
was appointed to take me as there was more driving to do once we got there.
The driver asked me a few questions about what we were doing in the rural
communities and the impact and results. Seemed a pretty simple set of
questions. Then he proceeded to preach to me about the importance of the
christian religion by tearing down every other one, why I need to be
morally and spiritually responsible and remember that people are full of
sin and evil! I started getting hot, sweat started pouring from under my
arms. I said to him, fear and ignorance are two main reasons for many of
the ways people act and think and at this point my view is that people are
fundamentally good including you so let's try to look at a new way of
viewing our fellow brothers and sisters! If we think people are
fundamentally full of sin and evil and that shapes our actions then boy oh
boy, that explains a lot of things that are happening in the world! I
choose to give people the benefit of the doubt and I know that I know that
I know that good never runs out, it may just change form

Peace!

-- Posted By Blogger to What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to
Unconditional Self Love on 4/08/2015 02:14:00 pm

Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
The students who attended the function were so inspired by you they want all their friends to be exposed to your story.
— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
I must thank you for your presentation, many people were blown away by it.
— Sharon Christopher, Dep CEO First Citizens Bank Limited
It was a pleasure hosting you. Your reading from Nyabo (Madam) Why Are You Here? - was both thought provoking and insightful, thank you.
— Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - New York
You are an inspiration to us all
— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
I can’t stop telling people about your presentation. You changed my life forever!
— Michele Celestine, Executive Director Heroes Foundation
What an honour and priveledge it was for me and my wife to host you during your stay in Washington DC
— Anthony WJ Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Unveiling was exactly what I needed, thank you.
— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
Akosua, congratulations and thank you for that fabulous and thoughtful sharing from your book. I did NOTHING for the weekend but read your books. Madam, I found your story telling light and entertaining, true Trini style but DEEP.
— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
Madam Akosua was awe inspiring. Excellent motivational skills. For me as a new retiree her words encourage me to “give back to the village”
— Anthea Doyle
Inspirational for both year groups. Forms 3 and 5. They were at the edge of their seats. prodding them to plan and even when things do not go as planned... to never give up when faced with life’s challenges
— San Juan South Secondary School